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Leaders mourn, condemn Muchai’s murder

07 February 2015, 17:27 Joseph Njung'eh

Nairobi - Political leaders led other Kenyans in mourning and condemning the killing of Kabete MP, George Muchai and his three aides who were shot in Nairobi town early Saturday morning.

Muchai, his driver and two bodyguards were shot dead by masked gunmen who escaped in a Toyota Probox vehicle.

“I am saddened by the killing of Hon George Muchai and his aides. I expect police to swiftly bring those responsible to justice. My condolences,” said Deputy President William Ruto in his message.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga also mourned Muchai, describing him as a leader whose immense contribution to nation building in the many caps he wore will greatly be missed.

Mourning Raila said the incident was bizarre, beastly and a great shock to the nation.

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“Muchai was a dedicated MP and a gallant trade unionist who fearlessly fought for the rights and welfare of Kenya's workers,” said Raila.

The majority leader of the national assembly, Aden Duale asked police to investigate the killing swiftly and bring the killers to book.

“I have received with utter shock the news of the assassination of Hon. George Muchai together with his driver and bodyguards. Muchai was a passionate leader and trade unionist whose contributions to the nation will be greatly missed,” said Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen.

Kericho County Senator, Charles Keter said that those who committed the crime must face the full force of law.

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